Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fourteenth U.S. Infantry
First Brigade - Second Division - Fifth Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Second Division First Brigade
Fourteenth U.S. Infantry
Captain Crotius R. Giddings Commanding
July 2 Arrived in the morning and took position with the Brigade and Division near the Twelfth Corps on the right. Moved with the Division from the right to the left of the line and at 5 P. M. with the Brigade moved across Plum Run near Little Round Top and supported the Second Brigade in its advance to the crest of the rocky wooded hill beyond and facing left engaged the Confederates but retired under heavy fire on both flanks and from the rear after the Confederates had possession of the Wheatfield in the rear of the Brigade and went into position on Little Round Top.
July 3 Remained in same position.
July 4 The Regiment with the 12th supported the 2d, 4th and 6th U.S. Infantry in a reconnoissance and developed a force of the Confederate Infantry and Artillery in front.
Casualties Killed 18 men. Wounded 2 officers and 108 men. Missing 4 men.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 47.641′ N, 77° 14.445′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker Touch for map. Located in Plum Run Valley (the Valley of Death) in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 6th New Jersey Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventeenth U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth U.S. Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fourth New York Independent Battery (about 300 feet away); Sixth U.S. Infantry (about 300 feet away); Eleventh U.S. Infantry (about 300 feet away); First Brigade (about 300 feet away); Fourth U.S. Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 14th U.S. Regulars. A Civil War service record of the 14th U.S. Infantry. (Submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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